Serhat TUNAR -TDO- In South Korea, as a result of increasing dependence on smartphone use among young people, the government has begun to search for solutions. The government has decided to increase the number of detox camps it has set up to help young people get rid of their smartphone addiction.
According to figures for 2018, about 98 percent of young people in South Korea own a smartphone, and South Korea is leading the world rankings by a clear margin in this area.
According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, 30 percent of young people aged between 10 and 19 in the country are extremely addicted to smartphones.
The government has decided to expand its investment here after detox camps created by internet-addicted young people to get rid of these habits proved positive.
Handing over their smartphone to Camp Management, young people experience living without a smartphone for 12 days, enjoying life by participating in various social activities. Those who attend these camps, which are free, only pay the meal fee.